Did you know you are a multi-bodied being?
(Did you read that three times trying to figure out what I meant?)
As a Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I have been trained to be pretty cognitive. Pure coaching is a very cognitive interaction.
Just me being me, I quickly ‘felt’ something was lacking and intuitively integrated somatic (body) work and awareness, among other things. I teach clients how to feel safe in their bodies, sometimes for the first time. How to connect with their body wisdom and begin to trust themselves.
My cognitive understanding of what trauma is, is that it is a nervous system experience.
Remember flight, flight or freeze? That’s trauma in a nutshell.
Basically, something happens (it may be abuse or it may be a simple misunderstanding) and your system is revved up, on high alert, asking, ‘Am I safe?’
If your system feels unsafe (whether you are or are not is actually irrelevant) then you will go into fight/flight or freeze. If those actions do not help you feel safe, they may become frozen in your body…the emotions you are feeling in that moment literally become frozen in your body.
While you eventually move out of the situation, those emotions remain locked up inside until or unless you return to move them.
Hence, my intuitive attraction to focusing on the body.
To support my intuition, of course, I’m regularly researching and exploring and learning all I can get my hands on.
Most recently, I’ve been playing with tuning forks and I have to say, my mind is blown wide open!
A few years ago, I read a fantastic little book, The Metrics of Human Consciousness by Richard Barrett. That tiny 88 page book shifted my perspective from our culture’s physical focus to an energetic focus.
Of course, we all know that everything is energy but I’d never stopped to consider the implications.
As I’ve dived headlong down that rabbit hole, I’ve discovered a whole other world that is catapulting my clients healing and personal development in phenomenal ways. And my own.
You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction. Have you heard of the Law of Resonance?
The Law of Resonance states that the frequency of your thoughts, emotions, and experiences will attract similar things in the outside world vibrating at the same frequency. It’s one of the main principles the Universe functions on.
With words like ‘frequency’ and ‘vibration’ in mind, you can begin to see the impact tuning forks can have. As I ‘tune’ my root chakra, for example, the vibration of the tuning fork, encourages my root chakra to balance and come into alignment.
If you’re not familiar with the chakra system, the root is all about feeling safe and secure. Another cool aspect of working with chakras is that when we continuously tend to our chakras, even if the same one over and over, as it holds alignment, it encourages other chakras to balance as well. Another instance of the Law of Resonance.
The results I have noticed in how I handle big things is truly mind blowing!
A few months ago, ironically when I first received my tuning forks, I received some earth shattering news that left me feeling destroyed inside. This was by far the most painful blow life has ever dealt me and it put all my knowledge and skills to the test.
Supporting myself with tuning forks allowed me to wash away so much stuck energy (frozen emotions), leaving me able to work through the current stuff rather than the current stuff piled on top of a lifetime of other crap. Don’t get me wrong. There was still other crap. But so much less!
Tuning twice a day for the first three weeks helped me access my healing abilities from a grounded and whole place where I had access to my thinking brain. In the past, I would have been spiraling uncontrollably into insomnia and panic.
The difference is unbelievable. Beyond words.
Are you ready to experience the difference for yourself?
Here are a few options you can play with to get started?
- Listen to Solfeggio frequencies on YouTube
- Listen to singing bowls
- Learn about the chakra system
- Begin to think in terms of energy. If everything is an energetic wave, how is something impacting everything else? Your thoughts, emotions, etc.
The Metrics of Human Consciousness by Richard Barrett https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-metrics-of-human-consciousness-richard-barrett/9836?ean=9781291987966
Check out this great article on the Law of Resonance: https://blog.mindvalley.com/law-of-resonance/#:~:text=The%20Law%20of%20Resonance%20states,principles%20the%20Universe%20functions%20on.
Check out this great article on all your bodies: https://www.ksccrystals.com/blogs/what-are-subtle-bodies-